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Old 08-19-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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How to delete Google Chrome in Fedora 14?


I have downloaded Google Chrome in Fedora 14 to do something, but now I wanted to delete all the Google Chrome files from my system. I can't put them into the trash bin, and some files, it won't let me delete. So I'm stuck. This is the file I downloaded if it helps: google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
I also want to delete the file at Applications > Internet > Google Chrome on the top panel. How is that done?

Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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How did you install a .deb file on a system that usually uses .rpm files?

If you installed it using Fedora's apt-get or synaptics manager, try an apt-get remove google-chrome, or use the synaptics UI to remove the package.

And (since F14 is no longer supported) when you upgrade to F16 or F17, do the google-chrome install using the Fedora install system. (I.e., select the Fedora option when downloading the package.)
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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I have downloaded Google Chrome in Fedora 14 to do something, but now I wanted to delete all the Google Chrome files from my system. I can't put them into the trash bin, and some files, it won't let me delete. So I'm stuck.
you do not just" delete" files as a normal user to uninstall software ( there are a few exceptions)

As with every Linux distro
programs that are installed to /usr/??? need ROOT permission to remove
you need to be root to remove them , but "r-click" and "move to trash" IS NOT HOW YOU REMOVE INSTALLED PROGRAMS .

so HOW did you install chrome on the now END OF LIFE fedora 14????
you NEED to undo what YOU did to install it

Also fedora 14 is VERY dead
please stay current and install fedora 17
or in a few weeks fedora 18

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google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
WTF ?????
how the heck did you install a debain package on FEDORA !!!!!
and WHY did you NOT use the rpm package ???
 
Old 08-23-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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how the heck did you install a debain package on FEDORA !!!!!
and WHY did you NOT use the rpm package ???
Sorry. I forgot to log in as root to try to delete them, and I'm sorry, I downloaded the .rpm files, not .deb It's just that out of confusion, I tried to find the same file online and it pointed to .deb

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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so HOW did you install chrome on the now END OF LIFE fedora 14????
I just downloaded it and installed it and I don't know how but it just worked.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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Also fedora 14 is VERY dead
I know it's up to fedora 17 or 18, but since my hard drive is about to die, I thought I'd use it until it's really dead before attempting to install a newer version onto a new hard drive.
 
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then you might want to stick with the old and unsupported versions that will never be upgraded in the unsupported repos

fedora is NOT designed to have new software installed on unsupported versions

some programs will manually install
some programs will not even build without a lot of help

Googles current chrome ???? may or may not run on the old 14
the versions of programs in 14 might be to old

the old version in the old 14 repo IS built for 14
and so is the firefox 3.6.10 in the 14 repo



but you WILL want to have a look through fedoras EOL forum
"EOL (End Of Life) Versions "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=75
and the sticky on EOL versions
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=233942

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by trien27 View Post
I also want to delete the file at Applications > Internet > Google Chrome on the top panel. How is that done?
Just in case your original issue hasn't been fixed, to remove Google Chrome (assuming it was installed as an rpm), go to "Add remove software..." (I'm guessing a bit now, as Fedora 14 was a while ago), and type 'chrome' into the text box; when it shows "Chrome", untick the selection and then click Apply (or OK), and it should remove the package.
If this proves problematic, then try using rpm from the command line (see 'help rpm' in a terminal), which will allow you to remove a package whilst providing options related to dependencies and other things that may be needed.

Cheers,
Terry
 
Old 08-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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to remove Google Chrome (assuming it was installed as an rpm), go to "Add remove software..." (I'm guessing a bit now, as Fedora 14 was a while ago), and type 'chrome' into the text box; when it shows "Chrome", untick the selection and then click Apply (or OK), and it should remove the package.
Using the command
yum erase google chrome
as root deleted every trace of Google Chrome

Thanks everybody.

Last edited by trien27; 08-24-2012 at 06:23 PM.
 
  


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